Port of Benton Breaks Ground on Intermodal Transload Facility
News Article from washingtonports.org The Port of Benton held a groundbreaking ceremony on their Intermodal Transload Facility earlier this month with Senator Jerome Delvin as the featured speaker. The port teamed with the State of Washington, City of Richland and TriCity and Olympia Railroad to build the 7,000 square foot intermodal (truck/rail) transload facility at the city's Horn Rapids Industrial Park. The port received a $1 million dollar budget allocation from the State of Washington, the State Rail program contributed $250,000, the City of Richland contributed $200,000 and Tri-City and Olympia Railroad gave an in kind contribution of $50,000 for the development of the facility. Cargo will be transported using the City's Horn Rapids Rail Spur, served by the Tri-City and Olympia Railroad short line railroad. The transload facility will allow shippers access to both Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Class I railroads.